Season 2, Ep #8: Tool Watches (part one)

Season 2, Ep #8: Tool Watches (part one)

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Guy Parker



Guy Parker



Grab a cuppa and settle in for part one of our tool watch special!

Sit back and enjoy!

In part one of our tool watches two-parter, Anthony, Richard and Tim delve into the backstory of the now ubiquitous tool watch, try to reach some sort of consensus as to what a tool watch is and highlight some of their original practical uses.

As well as discussing some of the iconic tool watches of the past such as the Omega Speedmaster Professional and Rolex explorer, Tim questions the validity of the ‘polo’ watch, Richard lets his inner geek free as he unleashes his extensive knowledge of moon watches, and Anthony gets a hard time as the boys try and persuade him to finally take his Rolex into the water!

In part-two, coming soon, we will give our top picks for tool watches under £5k!

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Rolex Explorer

Rolex GMT-Master II

Bulova Lunar Pilot

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About the Author: Guy Parker

I’m a freelance writer with a passion for watches, music and product design. Aside from a few core watches in my collection, I tend to gravitate to watches that are a little off the beaten path or quirky. Resale value rarely takes priority for me and my heart usually wins out to my head. I promote buying what you love and think it’s important not to overlook character and uniqueness when adding to your collection.

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